The July 4 holiday often means celebrations, barbecues and pool parties. Enjoy the fun and stay safe with a few friendly tips:
- Be mindful of your alcohol consumption, especially in the sun, as it can affect your body’s ability to regulate its temperature. Click here for more tips about drinking safely with T1D.
- Stay hydrated with water. To avoid blood sugar spikes dehydration can cause, it’s a good idea to drink water throughout the day.
- Keep your pump covered and your insulin cool. Heat makes insulin less effective and can cause pumps to malfunction.